Smoke may return on Sunday as prescribed burns continue

The inversion kept smoke off the deck around 10 a.m. Saturday in Carson Valley.

The inversion kept smoke off the deck around 10 a.m. Saturday in Carson Valley.

Smoke from the Quarry and other prescribed burns rolled into Carson Valley on Saturday morning and is expected to return on Sunday.

“(It was) quite a hazy start to the weekend as smoke from Sierra prescribed burns and the Quarry fire filtered into adjacent valleys,” said National Weather Service Reno Meteorologist Tyler Salas. “Furthermore, smoke trajectory guidance indicates that smoke

originating from the Quarry fire will drift north towards the

Quad Counties and settle in Carson Valley overnight. As such,

another hazy morning and poor air quality will be possible Sunday.”

Foresters have been using the weather to complete burning at the Quarry fire near Strawberry, Calif.

The forecast calls for another warm, dry afternoon on Sunday.

However, there’s some cooler temperatures waiting in the wings to start off the work week.

“Southwest winds will also strengthen Monday afternoon, especially along the Sierra crest where gusts may reach up to 70 mph at times,” Salas said. “The secondary wave arrives Tuesday afternoon, featuring better coverage of showers in northeast California and portions of northwest Nevada.”

There won’t be much rain with the front, but there will be more wind on Tuesday afternoon, with valley gusts reaching 30-40  mph and ridgetops gusts reaching 50-60 mph.

“Finally, much of the upcoming week will be rather cool with highs in the 60s and 70s for Western Nevada valleys and 50s and 60s for Sierra communities.”

Salas said it’s possible some colder valleys in Western Nevada could see freezing temperatures on Thursday and Friday morning.


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